This free Clean Eating Meal Plan for March will simplify your Spring! Use the delicious recipes just as they are, or for inspiration, to have budget friendly meals all month. Dishes like easy roasted broccoli, almond crusted baked chicken, and fluffy dinner rolls are sure to please the whole family!
This is the month where farmer’s markets across the country start to open their doors for business again. Soon our tables will be graced with asparagus, green beans, apricots and strawberries – and I can’t wait!
This four week clean eating meal plan includes as many spring fruits and vegetables as one could squeeze in, but at the same time, you’ll find plenty of year-round produce as well.
You know, just in case the farmers have been too busy shoveling snow to actually tend to the fields…
March 2023 Clean Eating Meal Plan
Notes on this monthly clean eating meal plan
- This meal plan is based on an average family of 4, costing less than $400 for the month. You may need to tailor the portion sizes to suit the needs of your family size and budget.
- The goal of this meal plan is to feed our family well while wasting as little as possible. You’ll notice that we’re often re-using one part of a meal (like leftover roasted chicken) in another part of a meal (like chicken tacos) in order to meet both of these goals. Keep this in mind if you rearrange the meals.
- This meal plan is mostly plants, with some meat. Viewing meat as a “side dish” is one way we’re able to afford grass-fed and organic meat every month! You can easily add more meat though, if you have meat and potatoes people at your table.
- Weekdays consist of quick and easy meals, while the meals that require more work are planned on the weekends. Feel free to adjust based on your schedule.
- This meal plan is what I feed my own family, although I might add a few extra vegetables on the side. If you want a detailed “action plan” of what this looks like in real life – what I batch cook, what I double, what I freeze for later, how I get the most out of each meal, and when I get it all done – come join 30 Minute Dinners. Each month I share the behind the scenes on how we make real food on a budget work for my family!
- S –Slow Cooker Corn and Potato Chowder // No-Knead Artisan Bread Bowls
- M-Instant Pot Whole Chicken // Roasted Broccoli // Roasted Potatoes
- T –Panzanella Salad (use leftover No-Knead Artisan Bread)
- W-Chicken Tacos (use leftover shredded whole chicken + taco seasoning) // Homemade Tortillas x2 // 5 Minute Guacamole // Traditional Toppings
- T –Creamy Weeknight Mushroom Pasta // Side Salad
- F –Personal Size Pizzas (use extra tortillas as crust)
- S –Tortilla Soup (Use leftover chicken and top with any leftover taco toppings)
- S – Slow Cooker Carnitas // Lime Crema // Cilantro Lime Slaw // Homemade Tortillas
- M –Baked Potato Bar // BBQ, Taco, or Traditional Toppings // Side Salad
- T – Carnitas Tamale Pie
- W –Roasted Vegetable Kale Salad // Man Bread x2
- T – Fettuccini Alfredo // Side Salad
- F – Sloppy Joes // Man Bread (use leftover) // Crispy Potato Wedges
- S – White Bean and Kale Soup
- S – Almond Crusted Chicken // Caramelized Onion and Swiss Chard // Steamed Vegetables
- M –Slow Cooker Lasagna // Side Salad
- T – Greek Chicken Couscous (use leftover almond crusted chicken) // Buttered Peas
- W –Cranberry and Apple Spinach Salad // Fluffy Dinner Rolls x2
- T – Simple Spaghetti // Side Salad
- F – Chicken Parmesan Soup
- S – Ham and Cheese Sliders (use leftover fluffy dinner rolls) // Sliced Veggies and Hummus
- S – Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken // Pan Seared Broccoli // Crispy Cauliflower Rice
- M –Tomato Basil Soup // Rosemary Olive Oil Bread
- T – Ground Beef Taco Meat // Homemade Tortillas // Traditional Toppings
- W –Chopped BLT Salad // Jalapeno Cheddar Biscuits
- T – Greek Pasta Salad // Sliced Veggies and Hummus
- F – One Pan Buffalo Chicken Potatoes // Side Salad
- S – Easy Weeknight Stir-fry (use up any leftover protein or veggies)
Most families tend to have good breakfast and lunch routines. But I have some ideas in case you need to mix it up a bit! I found that batch cooking breakfasts on the weekends makes the weekday mornings go SO MUCH smoother.
- Strawberry Pancakes
- Instant Pot Oatmeal
- Fried Sweet Potato and Runny Eggs
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola
- Leftover Oatmeal Cakes
- Chicken Southwestern Salad
- Cobb Pasta Salad
- Kung Fu Panda Soup
- Homemade Hot Pockets
- Bacon Chicken Caesar Salad Wraps
If you’re looking for more meal inspiration or full week meal plans WITH shopping lists, check out these free meal plans. You’ll find meal plans for chicken, vegetarian, ground beef, school lunches, grilling, and more!
Love it when you post your meal plans, Tiffany! Thank you!!
You’re very welcome!!